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Old 07-04-2020, 10:53 AM
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Oh I love toile as well. The All Iowa Shop Hop fabric has a feature fabric of toile...yes I bought either 3 or 4 yards of it. https://store.brooklynfabric.com/win...nt=Catch%20All

One of the problems with cutting toile on point will create a quarter turn of the design or cutting bias edges. How anal do I want to be?

Thanks for starting the thread, kalama
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Old 07-04-2020, 01:15 PM
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Old 07-04-2020, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
Life is short and then we die...use the fabric!
thinking about applique though..here is my last one, in 30's all hand done while away from home caring for my father in law. (quilting was done by Becky, a member here at the time) The Boston Commons was finished during that time, but still awaits the perfect reverse side.
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Old 07-04-2020, 04:54 PM
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I just made two for my donation quilts. It has brown as print I just cut it in 7-1/2" squares and alternated with brown squares. I had the scenes going up, all in the same direction.
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Old 07-04-2020, 05:50 PM
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I have a toile confession to make. A few years ago French General had a beautiful line of fabric called Pom Pom de Paris, featuring a lovely toile in several colorways. I made an impromptu decision to use the toile (in the prettiest colorway) as my block centers in a quilt. The fabric was out of print and I only had a fat quarter, and only one on-line store overseas had any left; it was expensive (plus the shipping) and so I only bought 1/2 metre. When it came time to cut my squares, I didn't have enough fabric to fussy cut them all, so I ended up with the macabre effect of having headless torsos or dangling legs in some of the squares! I will never be able to gift this quilt, lol. However, it was not the only design flaw, as I was supposed to have a gradient of color and messed that up, as well.
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Old 07-05-2020, 04:44 AM
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I think that is why the yardage sits in the closet Joesmom, dismemberment is painful and there are lots of animals in mine.
lvstoquilt, that red and white is beautiful.
OKSewglad, When I did the little brown bird quilt I was aghast to find Margaret Docherty had cut her background on the bias, her point being it then matched the grain on the rest of the blocks. It was an AQS grand winner. Starch starch starch is what I learned in doing my dear jane, those side triangles!! I spent about three weeks working up the courage to cut them, but once starched well they behaved well.
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Kalama, that still gives me the shivers! And I do like to starch, too!
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Old 07-05-2020, 08:41 AM
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This is how little I know. When I was picking fabric for this quilt, "Green With Envy" I saw that the pattern for much of it was "toile." I had no idea what that meant, but only that I liked the look. Turns out the second strip from the top in the rail fence as well as the blocks between the churn dash and the light background in the center and in the churn dash are all in the toile pattern for the "Evergreen" fabric line. I definitely like it, and so far the blocks are really looking nice. Guess I got lucky.
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:00 AM
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pretty selection Rob, I think I see a dismembered snail working across a seam
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:18 AM
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Joesmom and Kalama, I understand about the dismemberment issues. My own thing is "no dead fish" any time I use fish fabric there is a direction and no fish float....

Just as a caution, One Block Wonder type with animal fabrics almost always have this issue with rear ends. I have a friend who embraced the concept and made two quilts from horse fabric, one of which had the horse faces for a granddaughter I think, and the other made of the other ends for her husband as a couch blanket. He appreciated the joke, but not everyone would!
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